Introduction to webp-pixbuf-loader

The webp-pixbuf-loader package contains a library that allows gdk-pixbuf to load and process webp images.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

webp-pixbuf-loader Dependencies


gdk-pixbuf-2.42.10 and libwebp-1.3.2

Installation of webp-pixbuf-loader

Install webp-pixbuf-loader by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

The webp format needs to be added to the loaders cache:

gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache: This command updates the gdk-pixbuf loader cache so that it knows the webp loader has been installed.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libpixbufloader-webp.so
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


contains functions that allow gdk-pixbuf to load webp images